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Social care and COVID-19: crisis or opportunity?

If a week is a long time in politics in normal times, then at the moment two years can feel like a geological epoch! In January 2018, we welcomed the explicit inclusion of social care into the name of the former Department of Health, making […]

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Coronavirus – responding like Jesus

It is hard to have missed the news that coronavirus is a big thing. Government guidance and press conferences every few days; headlines screaming about the risks; editorials debating about the effectiveness of the Government’s measures; all bombard us daily. We see the news from […]

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Transgender: two pivotal points for the UK

Should it be possible for any person to change their legal sex based on their gender identity? And if so, what should be the lower age limit for self-declaration? And should young people (below the age of 18) who self-declare be deemed competent to give […]

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Surrogacy: Isn’t there a better way?

A major consultation on surrogacy is proposing significant – and concerning – changes to the law and regulation of surrogacy arrangements in the UK. Back in 2017, the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission were asked to conduct a review […]

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Surrogacy: asking the questions no-one wants to ask (or answer)

In June, the Law Commission published a consultation document on surrogacy, which is still open for submissions. The premise of the consultation – and indeed of the Government – is that surrogacy is a positive, family-building, option but the current law is too restrictive and needs to […]